The preseason is still young (and not just because Generational Talent 2018 third-round pick Semyon Der-Arguchintsev is making his debut tonight), but the debates about the lineup are raging like they’ve been going on for centuries.

The biggest of those this fall centre around how the defensive corps should be laid out. You can argue about the total talent that six of them would carry on the ice compared to other groups, but as far as being capable of playing on an NHL team, Toronto has over a dozen defencemen who you can make a good case for, and depending on what type of hockey you like and what your philosophies are as far as development goes, your answer to what that last pair would look like might be completely different.

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